Vegan travel tips, you may be asking who needs these but trust me, there are some things you learn from traveling without previous experience. This evening I’m hopping on a plane for a 33 hour journey to Such Africa.
I’m beyond excited to see my family, friends and try out some vegan joints. But before the fun begins the prepping for the journey is essential. These are my vegan travel tips to help you have a successful journey.
Vegan travel tip 1
When you book your flight, especially for international flights, make sure you request a vegan meal. Whether you book with your travel agent or online, it’s possible to choose your dietary requirement. This has the added benefit that you get served food before anyone else on economy. Cool right?
Vegan travel tip 2
Hydrate before and throughout the flight. I have a silicon water bottle which is empty for security checkpoints but filled up for the flight. It’s super important to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Your skin and insides will thank you. I like to have a large green smoothie before I leave for the airport too. My current favorite is simply banana, baby spinach, almond milk and a dash of ginger.
Vegan travel tip 3
If you have a layover somewhere be prepared for that and pack food and snacks. We have a 10 hour layover in Germany. I also know that airport food is always overpriced and usually unhealthy which is the last thing I want to eat when I’ve already been traveling for 12 hours. For this trip I’ve made granola bars and wraps loaded with beetroot, spinach, tofu, vegan cheese, quinoa and bell pepper.
In case the munchies hit I had sweet potato chips, cups of noodle soup and pretzels. Yup I might be overboard but I’ll rather be over prepared than under and within 10 hours I expect to eat twice for sure. I would pack fruit but I’m worried the airport would confiscate this. Anyone have tips on getting fruit past security?
Preparation is key
While it is a bit more effort, your mind will be at ease knowing you have food sorted and there won’t be any “hangry” times lying ahead. I feel like I’m the Grinch when I am “hangry” so I would rather have the world and my dear husband not experience that. Who’s with me on that?
Now onto my granola bar recipe…
This recipe made a 14 bars and is perfect for hiking trips, bag snacks or lunch box snacks. Loaded with oats and healthy fats and carbs to keep you going for a while.
- 2.5 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups dried dates
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp peanut butter unsalted
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 cup hot water
- Pre heat oven to 350F or 200C
- In a blender add the pitted dried dated and hot water. Blend until smooth. Add the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup.
- In a bowl add the remaining dry ingredients.
- Mix in the date mixtures into the dry ingredients.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and smooth mixture into the tray.
- Bake for 40minutes.
- Remove from oven and cut into desired size. I put off my oven and put the bars back to dry out further.
I hope you have enjoyed my vegan travel tips and be sure to follow me on instagram @thehungryherbivore to see what I eat (plus I’m making my cousins wedding cake EEEEEK!!!).
xoxo With love Amy